New microcredential program helps students earn work-ready credentials

New IT-focused microcredential stacks seven bachelor's degree programs at WGU, helping students build a path to a degree.
Western Governors University (WGU) has launched its first globally-available microcredential in information technology. WGU’s IT Career Framework MicroBachelors is designed to create pathways for individuals looking to advance…

The 21st-century learning reformation

Digital and non-traditional credentials are important, demonstrated by this person e-learning with a laptop.
"We need to reinvent higher education,” says Nelson Baker, Ph.D., dean of professional education and professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of…

5 ways to support faculty technology use and preferences

A study from EDUCAUSE examines factors contributing to successful information technology use and habits among faculty.
Slightly more than half of faculty in an EDUCAUSE survey say they prefer teaching in a blended learning environment that includes both face-to-face and online learning components. In…

College admissions officers still use social media, survey says

College admissions officers still use social media for admissions, like this businessman with social media icons.
More and more admissions officers are using applicants' social media profiles as part of the admissions process, according to a survey from Kaplan Test Prep. Thirty-six percent of…

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